PFOS in Newburgh: Blood Test Results Mailed to Residents
Test results are being mailed out to Newburgh residents who got their blood screened for contaminants, and the state health department says it's expanding the testing program. 02/15/2017 05:11 PM
Newburgh Forced to Switch Water Source Again, Costing Around $230K Monthly
Earlier this month, officials discovered the city's original water source is contaminated with PFOS. The city switched to Brown's Pond, but low water levels are forcing the city to switch again to the Catskill Aqueduct.Wednesday, June 8, 2016 at 10:41 AM EDT
Streams Leading To Contaminated Washington Lake Cut Off
More fallout from Newburgh's water crisis: The city switched water sources because of concerns about a chemical called PFOS. But now there's a problem with the original source, which officials say could allow the chemical to spread.Friday, June 3, 2016 at 06:38 PM EDT
An Inside Look at Newburgh's Water Filtration Plant
In light of the major water issues facing the city of Newburgh, residents got a rare glimpse into how the city's water is being treated.Wednesday, June 1, 2016 at 11:42 PM EDT
Newburgh's Drinking Water Presentation Reveals Status of Water
Newburgh's Drinking Water Presentation Wednesday Newburgh Hudson ValleyWednesday, June 1, 2016 at 05:43 PM EDT
Newburgh City Council Meets for First Time Since EPA Changed PFOS Guildelines
Mayor Judy Kennedy read an announcement from Senator Charles Schumer, which calls on the Department of Defense to investigate the source of the chemical discovered in the city's water source.Tuesday, May 24, 2016 at 07:49 AM EDT
Schumer Pushes to Update Water, Sewer Systems at Stewart Airport
Sen. Chuck Schumer says the upgrades are essential to growth not only at the airport, but also for the town of New Windsor.Monday, May 23, 2016 at 11:54 PM EDT
Petersburgh Residents Pickup Water After EPA Released New Guidelines on PFOA, PFOS
Petersburgh residents learned of the new EPA guideline for PFOA and PFOS in their drinking water this past week. Saturday was the first day since the announcement that residents were picking up their bottled water from town hall. Jorja Roman spoke with some people who came out to get their water.Saturday, May 21, 2016 at 02:51 PM EDT
Maloney Speaks on Newburgh Water Issues
It comes one day after the Environmental Protection Agency set new advisory levels for PFOS at 70 parts per trillion.Friday, May 20, 2016 at 10:02 PM EDT
Newburgh Water Contaminant Now More Than Double EPA Guideline
The EPA is releasing new health advisory guidelines for a chemical that was found in Newburgh's main water source. And the results are exactly what some feared.Thursday, May 19, 2016 at 10:33 PM EDT
EPA Releases New Health Guidelines for PFOA, PFOS Found in Drinking Water
PFOA was the chemical found in the water supply in Hoosick Falls and Petersburgh. And PFOS was found in Washington Lake and Silver Stream, linking to Newburgh's drinking water supply. Thursday, May 19, 2016 at 01:46 PM EDT
Schumer Calls on EPA for PFOA Guidelines
Senator Chuck Schumer called on the EPA to release drinking water guidelines for water contaminated by PFOS and PFOA on Thursday. Both are used in manufacturing and can pose a serious risk to human health.Thursday, May 12, 2016 at 08:44 PM EDT
Senator Urges Updated EPA Guidelines
Senator Charles Schumer is calling on the EPA to release updated guidelines for contaminated drinking water.Thursday, May 12, 2016 at 08:04 PM EDT
City Manager Asks EPA for New PFOS Guidelines
In a letter, Michael Ciaravino said the only published EPA advisory is from 2009, which sets the accepted level of PFOS at 200 parts per trillion. But the city learned that number may soon become lower once the EPA releases a new health advisory for PFOS.Wednesday, May 11, 2016 at 03:19 PM EDT
EPA: Newburgh Water Considered Safe to Drink
The DEC found various levels of the chemical PFOS in the range of 145 and 150 parts per trillion. The EPA advisory level is 200 parts per trillion.Tuesday, May 10, 2016 at 01:47 PM EDT
Newburgh Council Meets for First Time Since Contamination Discovery
Mayor Judy Kennedy reiterated what she has been saying for weeks: Newburgh's drinking water is, and has always been, safe to consume. Monday, May 9, 2016 at 11:04 PM EDT
Newburgh City Council Trying to Rectify Water Contamination Issues
Newburgh switched water sources this week after a contaminant, PFOS, was found in Silver Stream and Washington Lake. That made City Manager Michael Ciaravino declare a state of emergency, sparking controversy.Thursday, May 5, 2016 at 10:43 PM EDT
Newburgh City Manager, Mayor in Center of Water Emergency Controversy
Mayor Judy Kennedy says Michael Ciaravino jumped the gun in declaring a state of emergency, which has since been lifted, after discovering high levels of a chemical known as PFOS in the city's drinking water source.Wednesday, May 4, 2016 at 09:57 PM EDT
Politicians Call on EPA to Help Newburgh
Sen. Charles Schumer, Kirsten Gillibrand and Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney are also calling on the EPA to release the new PFOA standards.Wednesday, May 4, 2016 at 07:45 PM EDT
Senators Schumer, Gillibrand, Along with Rep. Maloney, Call on EPA to Help Newburgh Water
Senators Charles Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand and Representative Sean Patrick Maloney are also calling on the EPA to release the new PFOA standards.Wednesday, May 4, 2016 at 12:28 PM EDT
Newburgh Mayor: PFOS in Water Source Has Been There Since 2014
Newburgh is no longer under a state of emergency, and Mayor Judy Kennedy says the water is, and has always been, safe to drink. The mayor held a press conference after officials announced a contaminant in the water Monday.Tuesday, May 3, 2016 at 11:06 PM EDT
State of Emergency in Newburgh as PFOS Discovered in Water
Although the detected levels of the contaminant are below the established EPA levels, the city manager ordered that drinking water from two sources be discontinued.Monday, May 2, 2016 at 11:11 PM EDT
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